Dendrobium x superbiens Rchb.f. 1876 SECTION Phalaenanthe Photo by Emilio Esteban and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Winter Spring

Common Name The Really Nice Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia and is a natural hybrid between Dendrobium bigibbum and D discolor in drier vine forests or on rock faces often near the ocean as a giant sized, warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with elongate, stems carrying leaves in the upper half that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect to arching, to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying long lasting flowers

Synonyms Callista x fitzgeraldii (F.Muell.) Kuntze 1891; Callista x superbiens (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium bigibbum f. venosum (F.M.Bailey) F.M.Bailey 1902; Dendrobium bigibbum var. albomarginatum F.M.Bailey 1891; Dendrobium bigibbum var. georgei C.T.White 1936; Dendrobium bigibbum var. superbiens (Rchb.f.) F.M.Bailey 1883; Dendrobium bigibbum var. venosum F.M.Bailey 1890; Dendrobium x brandtiae Kraenzl. 1906; Dendrobium x fitzgeraldii F.Muell. 1884; Dendrobium x goldiei Rchb.f. 1878; Dendrobium x goldiei var. karthausianum Rolfe 1910; Dendrobium x gommeri Van Geert 1879; Dendrobium x lavarackianum M.A.Clem. 1989; x Vappaculum lavarackianum (M.A.Clem.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; x Vappaculum superbiens (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D brandtiae; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 photo ok; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 #6 1962 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Asia Soon 1980; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 #4 1982; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo good; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids 2002 photo good;